Put Your Foot Down! (2)

'...So they came forward and placed their feet on their necks.' Joshua 10:24 NIVUpon entering the Promised Land and encountering five well-entrenched kings, God told Israel, '...Do not be...dismayed...' (v25 NKJV) The word 'dismayed' implies being 'torn down by fear' and 'falling apart'. Today Satan wants to tear you down by robbing you of your ...Read More

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Put Your Foot Down! (1)

'...Joshua...summoned all the men of Israel and said..."Put your feet on the necks of these kings..."' Joshua 10:24 NIVWhen Israel entered the Promised Land there were five kings with armies determined to stop them. But God helped Joshua to defeat them and all five kings ran and hid in a cave. So Joshua told his ...Read More

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Your Bible-Read It Every Day (3)

'The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever.' Isaiah 40:8 NIVLet's look once more at what some of the most notable people in history have had to say about the Bible. Matthew Arnold: 'To the Bible men will return because they cannot do without it. The true God ...Read More

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Your Bible-Read It Every Day (2)

'Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.' Matthew 24:35 NIVLet's look again at what some of the most notable leaders in history have had to say about the Bible. Napoleon: 'What happiness the Bible procures for those who believe it! What marvels it bestows upon those who reflect upon ...Read More

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Your Bible-Read It Every Day (1)

'The Word of the Lord stands forever.' 1 Peter 1:25 NIVLet's read what some of the most notable leaders in history have said about the Bible. William Gladstone, a Prime Minister of the UK: 'There is but one question of the hour: how to bring the truths of God's Word into vital contact with the ...Read More

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God Never Gives Up On You

'You have laid Your hand upon me.' Psalm 139:5 NIVA London bus driver was assigned to shuttle passengers to special crusade services with Billy Graham at Wembley Stadium. When one of them invited him in to listen he declined. The following year he moved to New York, and when Billy was speaking at Madison Square ...Read More

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Keep Running

'...Let us run...the race marked out for us.' Hebrews 12:1 NIVLook what Jesus endured: (1) Temptation. We imagine the wilderness temptation as three isolated events scattered over a forty-day period. No: 'The devil tempted Jesus for forty days...' (Luke 4:2 NCV) Every step, whispering in His ear; every turn of the path, sowing doubt; forty ...Read More

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Handling Criticism Constructively (2)

'...If you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.' Proverbs 15:32 NLTSaying the right thing the wrong way usually backfires. So here is 'a word to the wise'. If you cannot receive constructive criticism, don't try to give it. Before you criticise, ask yourself: (1) 'Am I interested in this person's good?' Or do you ...Read More

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Handling Criticism Constructively (1)

'...A wise person stays calm when insulted.' Proverbs 12:16 NLTHow can you tell constructive criticism from destructive criticism? By practising these principles from God's Word: (1) Resolve that whatever it is, you'll handle it constructively. 'A wise person stays calm when insulted.' Angry responses only short-circuit rational thinking and trigger emotion-driven reactions. 'If you listen ...Read More

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‘By My God I Can’

'...By my God I can leap over a wall.' 2 Samuel 22:30 NKJVWhat 'wall' stands between you and God's blessing? Limited resources? Past failures? Does the job look too big and you feel too small? Rise up and say, 'For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over ...Read More

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What You Truly Stand For

'Above all else, guard your heart...' Proverbs 4:23 NIVThe Bible says: 'Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.' The position you hold in life may cause people to take notice of you, but only your integrity will cause them to respect you and be willing to follow you. And ...Read More

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In-Laws or Out-Laws!

'...A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife...' Matthew 19:5 NLTAfter arguing for hours, a couple drove along in silence. Suddenly they passed a barnyard filled with mules and jackasses. Sarcastically, the husband asked, 'Relatives of yours?' The wife replied, 'Yes, in-laws.' Marriage was God's idea, and it was a ...Read More

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Sharing Your Dream (3)

'...Lord, open his eyes so he may see...' 2 Kings 6:17 NIV Fourthly, you must share your dream visually. Only when people 'see it' will they buy into it. People are in search of significance; they want to feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves. Nora Watson observed: 'Most of us are ...Read More

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